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Refiguring Oscar Wilde's Salome.

Author: Michael Y Bennett
Publisher: Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2011.
Series: Dialogue, 14.
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While Oscar Wilde's delightfully-witty comedies of manners receive the most fanfare from the general public and much of academia, Wilde's most "serious" play-- Salome --rightfully deserves an equal amount of attention. Written by emerging scholars, established scholars, and notable Wilde scholars at the top of the field, the far-ranging essays in this book--the first collection solely on Wilde's Salome --provide new  Read more...
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Bennett, Michael Y.
Refiguring Oscar Wilde's Salome.
Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, ©2011
Named Person: Oscar Wilde; Salome, (Biblical figure); Oscar Wilde; Salome, Biblical figure.; Salome, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Y Bennett
ISBN: 9789401207201 9401207208
OCLC Number: 768083055
Description: 1 online resource (295 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction: Salome as Anomaly?; Oscar Wilde as a French Writer: Considering Wilde's French in Salomé; The Double Life of Salomé: Sexuality, Nationalism and Self-Translation in Oscar Wilde; Wilde's Salome: The Chastity, Promiscuity and Monstrosityof Symbols; The Trouble with Gender in Salome; The Moon as Symbol in Salome: Oscar Wilde's Invocationof the Triple White Goddess; Death and Tragedy in Thomas Hardy's The Return of theNative and Oscar Wilde's Salome; Necrophilia and Enchantment in Salome. Deviant Desires and Dance: the Femme Fatale Status ofSalome and the Dance of the Seven VeilsStaging Salome's Dance in Wilde's Play and Strauss's Opera; A Wilde Performance: Bunburying and "Bad Faith" inSalome and The Importance of Being Earnest; Salome and the Shudder of History: A Reading in Memoryof Morse Peckham; The Race to Perform: Salome and the Wilde HarlemRenaissance; Unspeakable Things: Headlong Theatre's Salome and anAesthetic for the New Millennium; Intertextuality and Intermediality in Oscar Wilde'sSalome or: How Oscar Wilde became a Postmodernist; Salome on Sunset Boulevard. Essay AbstractsAbout the Authors; Index.
Series Title: Dialogue, 14.

Abstract:

While Oscar Wilde's delightfully-witty comedies of manners receive the most fanfare from the general public and much of academia, Wilde's most "serious" play-- Salome --rightfully deserves an equal amount of attention. Written by emerging scholars, established scholars, and notable Wilde scholars at the top of the field, the far-ranging essays in this book--the first collection solely on Wilde's Salome --provide new readings of the play, allowing us to better assess how and why Salome either fits or does not fit into Wilde's oeuvre. Framed in a new light in this collection, this fuller understandi.

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